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This course teaches the safety boat element of the RYA powerboat scheme and includes practical sessions afloat and teaching theory.

We'll provide waterproofs and buoyancy aids. A log book is available to purchase for £5. We advise you to bring warm clothing, a change of clothes, footwear (eg, old trainers), lunch, and a passport-sized photo.


  • RYA National Powerboat - Level 2 certificate
  • If you already have an RYA National Powerboat - Level 2 certificate obtained on inland waters, you'll also need a coastal endorsement prior to the course, as we are a coastal centre.
  • Must be aged 16 or over.
  • Highly desirable: First Aid certificate and short range radio certificate. Also a basic knowledge of sailing dinghies.


  • Southampton Solent University students and staff: £160
  • Students: £225 (students refers to anyone in full-time education - proof is required at time of booking. Please call or email to book so that the discount can be applied to your booking.)
  • Public rate: £285

Book your place

Date Time Venue Spaces available Book 
TBC 8.30am-5pm  Watersports Centre, Warsash  Telephone: 023 8201 4298
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